Diam's (born July 25, 1980 in Cyprus) is a French-language rap artist. His family moved to Paris in 1984 . He appeared in a song on DJ Mehdi's album "(The Story Of) Espion". In 1998, when he was just 18 years old, Diam's signed a development deal with BMG Music Publishing France. With the publisher's help, Diam's worked on his craft and signed with Universal Records in 1999. 2003's Brut de Homme was his breakthrough, reaching gold and spawning the top 10 single "DJ.